Oak Tree Inn
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Yesterday was cloudy in San Juan Capistrano, and today looked to be much the same. Perhaps we picked a good time to leave.
The house was packed up, as were we, and ready to go by 8:15 or so. Not too bad. We had to make it to Winslow, AZ, tonight, as we had a reservation at La Posada. In 2009, we had looked at this historic train hotel, designed by Mary Colter, and we didn't want to miss that.
On the road, we made it out of ...
... main road where there was an RV site; we caught up on laundry, had dinner and settled down to some rummy (I'm WELL in the lead now, Erin is most vexed). While playing I poked my head behind the curtain and was stunned by the number of stars I could see. We spend the next hour sat outside the RV staring at the Milky Way (Erin had never seen this in real life before - it took a while to convince her it wasn't just a cloud). We also saw a few shooting stars. Excellent end to the day.
... melted or pulverized. At the museum, the largest piece found from the site is on display. It's only about a meter long but it weighs about the same as our Fiesta. The crater area has been used to train Apollo astronauts and it has been the setting for Hollywood movies. As part of the admission fee a guide took us out along the rim of the crater. Not something for the weak of heart!
Later in the day we visited the archeological site of the ...
... that the gentleman was taken from the train. Upsetting to hear that he was traveling alone. That must be very scary--to get sick out in the middle of nowhere and be all by yourself.
We were a little late getting into Winslow and the La Posada Hotel. The hotel is right on the tracks practically, so we got off the train, collected our bag, and walked into the lobby. I'd like to tell you more about the hotel, but it was 10:30 and ...
... along side each other. (in some places less than 50 meters apart) Was sitting on 80mph when a huge Semi passed, everyone seems to go over the speed limit here.
Love the double decker, 2 mile long trains that we passed, it is like a train highway out here, trains were going pass in both directions, an no sooner we passed one train than we could see another train in the distance.
Arrived at our hotel and ...